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New group submits bid for Central School By Loretta Cozart Central School Renovation Partners, LLC reached out to the Herald on Friday, January 21 to share that they had submitted a bid for the Central School property at 105 Ridge Street in Kings Mountain. According to David Stone, representative for the group, “We have a twopronged approach regarding this property. First, we hope to preserve Central School as a valuable asset for Kings Mountain. Secondly, our group is made up of a team who can work with the community and are experienced in this field. We have experience in redevelopment for commercial and residential

construction, as well as new commercial and residential construction. And we have the confidence we will be successful restoring and protecting this property. Buying it is only one piece of the puzzle.” The group is working with Shelby Historic Foundation and Preservation North Carolina to ensure protective covenants will be placed on the property, to protect it into the future. “The property is important because it is walkable to downtown. It is also located in the heart of the Central School Historic District and several school buildings have anchored that community for more than a century,” Stone shared.

Museum prepares for new headwear exhibit By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Historical Museum is preparing for their new exhibit: Hats Off! A History of Headwear that opens on Tuesday, February 22. In the interim the museum’s lobby and gift shop will remain open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the museum ex-

hibit area is currently closed for exhibit preparation. KMHM features changing exhibits and events throughout the year, and a treasured model train show during the holidays. The permanent collection ranges from 1860s vintage clothing, World War I & II memorabilia, textiles, and archival collections of documents and photographs. At this time, face masks are required to enter the museum.

Cleveland County Potato Project seeks new leadership By Doug Sharp Clevel a n d County Potato Project is a local charity that has produced DOUG SHARP over one million pounds of potatoes and given them away during the past eleven years. However, several of the founding group are showing signs of wear and tear. (We do not wish to think of this as age.) The following information is provided to give an idea of what it is like to run a 501c3 charity. Note, there is no compensation, just a good feeling of helping people in need. CCPP is faith based, volunteer driven, dependent

on donations of land usage, equipment usage, financial support, etc. Potatoes are distributed by groups such as the Salvation Army, the Baptist Association, Kings Mtn. Crisis Ministry and other providers of food to needy people. Financial support comes from individuals and grants. CCPP needs tractor help and someone to provide leadership. Someone with a large tractor and the ability to work at different locations would be worth his/her weight in potatoes. There are a lot of retired or semi-retired people in the county who match these requirements. We would like to have more than one volunteer for this need. In an average week we need tractor work for 6 to 12 hours per week from May to Nov. The oversight/leadership spot could be filled by someone who is recently retired, bored, tried of daytime TV, whatever. Maybe someone who is bothered by the fact that many county residents do See POTATO, Page 5A

Investors are integral to the success of this project because the property needs significant renovation, as well. When asked what plans the group has for the property should they be awarded the bid, Stone adds, “We are listening to the community for best uses of the property. We are considering commercial / residential mixed-use, with market rate and affordable housing or possibly small business / residential. We can learn from what others have done successfully and protect the property in the process. We are excited about this project and, if we win the bid, we are going to do it right.”

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City declined purchase of Central School; current bid is $866,300 By Loretta Cozart Sources say City of Kings Mountain representatives declined to acquire Central School offered by Cleveland County School Board after being invited to tour the facility in March/April of 2021. Given that decision, the Herald asked city council their stance on the acquisition of the school property and their reason(s) behind their decision. The email was sent on January 19 to Mayor Scott Neisler and council members Keith Miller, David Allen, Mike Butler, Jay Rhodes, Annie Thombs, and Jimmy West. Councilman Tommy Hawkins name was inadver-

tently omitted from the email. No city council members replied to the query from the Herald, but several emails from the Mayor arrived mid-afternoon on Friday. Mayor Neisler wrote, “From time to time, we have looked at the gym for possibilities in recreation, but never considering the entire property. I had heard that Cleveland Community College had long-range plans to locate a satellite campus in Kings Mountain, which would have been a great tenant. Upon contacting Jason Hurst, he was not interested in the building, and with most of the tenants not paying that much in rent supporting the opera-

tions of the building, it was a bleak scenario.” “The utilities, maintenance, and renovation costs would be astronomical,” the mayor continued. “It was the consensus by a few council members that it wouldn’t be a good investment for the taxpayers in Kings Mountain.” “I believe that it was always our intention to facilitate finding someone that would develop the property taking its historical significance into account. But I don’t believe we ever investigated it to become owners of the building unless it was self-sustaining.” “We asked the school See CITY, Page 2A

Mauney Memorial Library

Upcoming 100th celebration

Library calls for Hord Mansion items By Loretta Cozart

The staff at Mauney Memorial Library are planning the 100th celebration of the Hord Mansion’s existence, to be celebrated in 2023. Library Services Man-

ager Christina Martin ask citizens, “If you have any pictures, memorabilia or ephemera of the Hord Mansion, we would appreciate being able to digitize (or keep) the item to use in our research and planning. Any Kings Moun-

tain newspapers from the 1920’s would especially be appreciated, as the library does not own any.” Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain.

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Mary “Sis” Elizabeth (Cook) Heath

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Mary “Sis” Elizabeth (Cook) Heath, born November 1st, 1942 in Easley, SC, passed away January 20th, 2022 at 5:27 AM at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Cook and Mary Ella Kate Cook Reynolds, her siblings Earl Cook and Ruby Willis; brother-in-law Bob Willis; sister-in-law Faye Cook; and niece Shelia Willis. She leaves behind two children: Kim Callahan and husband Keith of Kings Mountain, and Bobby O’Brien and wife Bonnie of Lawndale; one step daughter; Vickie Heath Bowen of Shelby; five grandchildren: Brandi and Chris Wilkinson of Kings Mountain; Brad Callahan and wife Kristy of Kings Mountain; Josh O’Brien of Kings Mountain; Robert and Hannah O’Brien of Lawndale; five great-grandchildren: Cailey Sheppard of Blacksburg; Carli and Alyssa Wilkinson, Jathan and Aleah Callahan of Kings Mountain; five nieces/nephews: Rita Lovelace, Bobby Willis, and Johnny Willis of Cherryville; Jeff Cook of Bessemer City; Mandy Champion of Clover; two beloved parakeets: Noelle and Baby Blue; her best friend of many years: Sadie Thrower of Shelby and many other beloved friends and family members. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the palliative nurses, volunteers, chaplains and case workers at Hospice Cleveland County as well as the staff members of Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain for the amount of love, support and care they provided Mary over her journey. A graveside service was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Visitation: Family spoke to friends immediately following the service in the cemetery. Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.


James “Jimmy” A. Littlejohn KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – James “Jimmy” A. Littlejohn, 80, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away suddenly on January 15, 2022 at his home. He was born in Gaston County, NC, to the late James E. Littlejohn and Sarah Beth Coon Littlejohn Pendleton and was preceded in death by his step father, Cecil A. Pendleton. Jimmy attended Kings Mountain Baptist Church while growing up. He retired from Lithium Corp after many years of service. Jimmy served his country by serving in the North Carolina National Guard. His life revolved around his classic cars, following all types of sports, keeping in touch with his family and friends and enjoying 50’s and 60’s rock and roll and beach music. An outstanding KMHS football player and dedicated youth football coach for many years, Jimmy was inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his sister: Susan Gibson and husband Barry, Kings Mountain, NC; nieces: Mary Elizabeth Carrigan and husband Jamie, and Jennifer Ann Conner and husband Shan, both of Kings Mountain, NC; great nephews: Gibson and Harrison Conner, both of Kings Mountain, NC; special family friends: Kimberly Deal Sanders, Tim Sanders, Brad Austin, and Keith Falls Graveside services were held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jimmy’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at 128 South Tryon Street Ste 110-287, Charlotte, NC 28202 or to Kings Mountain Baptist Church at PO Box 608, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Brooks Gantt MIDDLESEX, MA – Barbara Brooks Gantt, 66, passed away January 16, 2022. A native of Middlesex, Mass., she was born to the late Thomas and Rose McCoine Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband Louis Gantt. She is survived by her daughter Heather Clucas and husband Matt of Kings Mountain, brothers Tom Brooks and wife Teresa of Kings Mountain, Randy Brooks and Jimmy Brooks and wife Susan, both of Shelby, grandchildren Zack Hayes and wife Ambriel, great grandchild Sophia Hayes, granddaughter Chloe Hayes, step grandchildren Aubreanna, Luke, and Katilyn Clucas, all of Kings Mountain, her life long friend Lauri Spearman and all of her teammates with the Silver Belles softball team. Barbara was a member of the Beth Shiloh Messianic Synagogue. She loved playing softball and took her Crest High School team to the North Carolina state championship. She also loved her horses. A Celebration of Life was held at 6:00 PM Tuesday January 25, 2022 in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Greg Neeley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome. com

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ARRESTS JAN.13: Terri Elizabeth Braswell, 30, 824 Bridges Drive, trespassing, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 13; Braxton Michael Hebert, 23, Blacksburg, SC, possession stolen vehicle, felony, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 13; Daniel Scott Moore, 38, 142 Cambridge Oaks Circle, failure to appear -driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. JAN. 14; Grant Preston Gibson, 28, 196 Sabre Drive, concealed gun, concealed weapon, open container, careless and reckless driving, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, failure to stop for stop sign, speeding, citations. JAN. 15; Elizabeth Jean Logan, 43, Bessemer City, DWI, open container, no headlights, $2,500 unsecured bond. JAN. 15; David Raaheen Roberts, 42, 125 McGinnis Street, DWI, hit and run, fail to stop, $5,000 secured bond JAN. 15; Jet Parker, 58, 214 Parrish Drive, DWI, assault on government official, resist and delay officer, driving left of center, communicating threats, simple possession marijuana, no bond. JAN. 15; Cameron Lee Sarvis, 23, 919 Grace Street, two counts trafficking opium or heroin, felonies, possession drug paraphernalia, $100,000 secured bond. JAN. 16; Jared Lamar McCleary, 52, Charlotte, disorderly conduct, citation. JAN. 16; Jerard. Lamar McCleary, 52, Charlotte, larceny, disorderly conduct, possession stolen goods/property, $5,000 secured bond. JAN. 16: Kajuan Marquise Ruff, 26, Grover, failure to appear, speeding, $1,000 secured bond. The suspect was transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement. He was also cited for no vehicle liability insurance. INCIDENTS JAN. 14; A resident of Statesville reported theft of his 2005 Toyota valued at $3,000 from an apartment parking lot. JAN. 17: Qual Tech Industries, Industrial Drive, reported that a chain from a locked gate was cut and person or persons took a gray dual rear wheel pickup truck valued at $7,000 and a 30foot flatbed trailer valued at $20,000. JAN. 19: A resident of Kings Oak Circle Apartments reported that he was sent explicit photos without his consent. JAN. 19: Circle K, Cleveland Avenue, reported theft of grocery items CITATIONS

CITY From Page 1A board for more time in helping evaluate, including the level 1 environmental assessment, but in their regular meeting, they voted to start the upset bid process, which is their prerogative to do,” he said. When asked which council members voted against acquiring the property, the Mayor replied, “We never discussed it at Council meeting, nor did I even know it was up for sale until I heard someone had offered a bid. In my discussions with a few council members, not all members, it didn’t look

DEC. 31: Audrianna Gale Black, 29, 111 S. Deal Street, no operator’s license. JAN. 10: Valeria Victoria Lail-Bolen, 34, 813 Third Street, no vehicle liability insurance. JAN. 13: Hollie Michelle Meek, 32, 108 Crown Court, revoked driver’s license, no liability insurance. JAN.15: Jonathan Miquel Clark, 26, 109 Covenant Court, revoked driver’s license. JAN;18: Dustin Lawrence Dalton, 34, 130 Green Meadows Drive, no vehicle registration, no vehicle insurance, fictitious tag, borrowed. JAN. 18: Terri Elizabeth Braswell, 30, 424 Bridges Drive, revoked driver’s license, no vehicle registration, no vehicle insurance, faulty equipment, tires. JAN. 19: Brandon Lamont Doster, 41, 6009 Mahogany Lane 19, no driver’s license, expired tag, no lighted headlamps. WRECKS JAN. 12; Nine passengers from Dallas Corrections were not injured when John Allen Killian, Gastonia, operating a 2011 Ford for Carolina Sports Medicine, Gastonia, stopped abruptly in the roadway of US74-B, according to the report to Officer Cutler. Killian was driving in front of a 2021 Toyota operated by Thomas Cavender of Bessemer City at the stop sign on S. Oriental Avenue and was waiting for Killian to turn. Killian said he stopped abruptly because another vehicle was turning in his lane. Property damage was estimated at $1,250. JAN. 13: Officer Carpenter said Ryan Christopher Dellinger, Blacksburg, SC, failed to reduce speed and crashed his 2010 Ford into a 2017 Kia operated by Ronald James Green, 105 Willcort Drive. The force of the impact forced the Kia into a 2015 Toyota operated by Ezell Bell, 215 Ebenezer Road. Bell complained of leg pain and said he would transport himself for medical attention. Property damages were estimated at $17,500. Dellinger said he was distracted by his cell phone. JAN.13: Officer Cutler cited Antonio Maurice Wilson, 120 Galilee Church Road, with driving while license revoked and failure to yield right-of-way after a wreck involving Wilson’s 2016 Jeep and a 2011 Ford operated by Kevin Thomas Lynn, 804 Katherine Avenue. Property damages were estimated at $6,500. Officer Cutler said at the time of this accident the traffic lights at the intersection of NC 216 and US 74 Business were not operating as steady lights.

The traffic light on US 74B was a flashing yellow light on both sides of the intersection and the traffic light on both sides of NC 216 were flashing red lights. After the crash the Department of Transportation fixed the lights back to normal operation as steady lights. JAN. 14: Officer Dee said Rebecca Lynn Johnson, Rock Hill, SC, operating a 2013 Honda traveling south on NC 161 toward Linwood Road, struck a building at Tobacco Barn, 716 Cleveland Avenue, doing estimated $1,500 damage to the vehicle and $2,000 to the building. JAN. 15: Officer Howard said Noel Ambrusko, 543 Mary’s Grove Church Road, was attempting to pull into a parking spot at 1320 Shelby Road and sideswiped a 2012 Honda in which Charles Martin McDaniel, 131 Chestnut Ridge was waiting in the parking lot. No injuries were reported. Property damages were estimated at $3,500. JAN.15: Officer Dee charged David Raaheen Roberts,125 McGinnis Street, with DWI and hit and run after Roberts, operating a 2001 Chevrolet struck a parked 2017 Chevrolet owned by Brittany Hemphill, Grover. The accident happened on NC 216. Roberts left before police arrived. Property damages were estimated at $7,000. JAN. 15: Officer Dee charged Jet Parke,214 Parrish Drive, operating a 2003 Dodge, with DWI after the wreck on NC 216 in which his vehicle left the road, overturned, and struck several trees. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. JAN. 16: Officer Moore cited Covington Jackson Macall, York, SC, with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident on NC 161 near Slater Street. Macall, operating a 2019 Nissan, said he tried to slow down for the vehicle in front of him resulting in locked brakes and then slid into the 2020 Toyota truck operated by Kyle Andrew Asmuth, 343 Industrial Drive. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. JAN. 19: Officer Moore said Timmie Dale Bingham, 415 Dixon School Road, was transported to Atrium Health in Shelby after a wreck involving his 2005 Chevrolet and a 1997 FRHT operated by Leroy Michael Harrell, of Concord. Harrell told police the trailer of his truck was rear- ended by Bingham’s vehicle. Harrell said he was pulling into Scrap Metal Company on Shelby Road when the accident happened. Property damages were estimated at $20,000.

like it would pass to buy the building. So, we didn’t have a formal vote as it looked like it was destined to fail.” At the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners meeting on October 19, that board unanimously declined the opportunity to acquire Central School. And on October 11, the Cleveland County Board of Education voted to place Central School on their surplus property list, pending the County Commissioners’ decision. The sealed bid process ended on November 3 at 4 p.m. In early November, the City of Kings Mountain formed an ad-hoc committee with the help of five citizens. The group offered ideas for

preserving the building and other ways to protect the property long-term. Loretta Cozart of the Herald also participated on that committee. In early January, Mayor Neisler discussed the ad-hoc committee’s ideas with CCS’ Superintendent Dr. Stephen Fisher, but the City of Kings Mountain did not submit a proposal. As a result, CCS awarded the bid to Mike Brown at $750,000. Bidding then went into an upset bid process, with the second deadline ending January 21, at 4 p.m. As of 5 p.m. Friday, the high bid has now reached $866,300. The next upset bid deadline is Monday, January 31, at 4 p.m.

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Supreme Court Stays Record hospitalizations OSHA vaccine mandate strain NC hospitals, By Loretta Cozart On Thursday, January 13, the US Supreme Court issued two decisions on COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, blocking one requiring a vaccineor-test mandate for large employers nationwide, and allowing another requiring a vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally funded facilities. Regarding the issue of the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers, the court voted 6-3 against, blocking the requirement. The mandate would have required 80 million workers to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus, or to wear masks

and be tested weekly. It also required, “Covered employers must fire noncompliant workers or risk fines and termination of their Medicare and Medicaid provider agreements.” An opinion issued by the court noted that the sweeping mandate from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration “draws no distinctions based on industry or risk

of exposure to Covid-19,” the majority opinion said, adding that it was “a significant encroachment into the lives — and health — of a vast number of employees.” However, the opinion indicated that more tailored regulations might be lawful since “most lifeguards and linemen face the same regulations as do medics and meatpackers.” In the same ruling, the court allowed a vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally funded facilities. The vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh joining the liberal justices to form a majority.

Gov. Cooper and AG Stein file brief in redistricting case Friday, January 21, Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein filed GOV. COOPER an amicus brief in two cases currently before the North Carolina Supreme Court urging the Court to ensure that state elections are conducted under fair maps that are free from partisan gerrymandering. “The trial court recognized what has been obvious all along, that the legislative and congressional maps were intentionally gerrymandered.” said Governor Roy Cooper. “That’s wrong and unconstitutional because it strips voters of their voice and

power in our democracy.” The plaintiffs in the two cases, North Carolina League of Conservation Voters v. Hall and Harper v. Hall, allege that the congressional and state legislative districts enacted by the Republican members of the General Assembly are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. Following a trial held earlier this month, a three-judge panel agreed that the enacted districts “are a result of intentional, pro-Republican partisan redistricting,” but the panel did not strike down the districts as unconstitutional. “Partisan gerrymandering distorts our democracy and violates our constitution. North Carolina’s constitution guarantees that people are sovereign, and our elections are free,” said Attorney Gen-

eral Josh Stein. “That’s why voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will return the power to the people by clarifying that our constitution prohibits partisan gerrymandering.” Governor Cooper and Attorney General Stein’s brief explains that, according to the North Carolina Constitution, “political power must be vested in and derived from the people” and that “our elected leaders flout that principle when they seek to perpetuate their power irrespective of the will of the voters.” The brief also urges the Court to ensure that any constitutional violations identified by the Court “are remedied swiftly and completely.”

NCDHHS requests federal aid

The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID19 is sending record numbers of people to North Carolina hospitals, straining hospital capacity. As hospitals continue to take steps to protect their ability to provide patient care in the face of nationwide COVID-19 related staffing shortages, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and North Carolina Emergency Management are requesting federal support for the Charlotte region to help alleviate capacity constraints. “We continue to monitor hospital capacity and staffing needs and have requested resources, including additional nurses from FEMA,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We appreciate previous federal support and will keep working to make sure that people get the medical care they need.” The state is acting in partnership with Atrium Health, North Carolina’s largest health provider, with a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for staffing support. Atrium Health reports it has employed numerous strategies to stretch its capacity, including redeploying staff from urgent care and outpatient centers; limiting non-urgent procedures; closing specialty centers; and using additional

state-provided flexibilities, as outlined in a letter NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley sent to hospitals last week. Despite these actions, the health system is currently above 95% capacity. “The vast majority of people hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated,” Secretary Kinsley said. “While we will continue to pull every lever, we can to safeguard hospital care, each North Carolinian can do their part by staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and wearing a well-fitting mask when around other people as we weather this surge.” North Carolina set daily records of hospitalizations throughout January, reaching another high yesterday with 4,741 people hospitalized. Overall, hospitalizations increased 23% for the week ending Jan. 17, as compared to the week prior. Because hospitalizations lag behind increases in cases, this number may increase further. The governor has previously issued executive orders waiving regulations and giving hospitals and health care providers additional capacity and flexibility to treat COVID-19 patients. Vaccines and boosters continue to provide the strongest protection against COVID-19 serious illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Unvaccinated individuals make up 72% of hospitaliza-

tions and 83% of COVID19-related ICU admissions statewide. Everyone age 5 and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone 12 and older should get a booster as soon as they are eligible. Go to to find a vaccine location. In addition, with North Carolina in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention red zone of high community transmission, everyone should wear a mask when in public, indoor settings. For the best protection, wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask with multiple layers: a surgical or procedure mask, a KN95 or an N95. NCDHHS is in close contact with hospitals across the state and our federal partners and will continue assessing needs as they arise. People should not visit a hospital emergency department solely for a COVID-19 test. Hundreds of community-based events, testing locations and home kit options are listed at Earlier this month FEMA provided the state with 25 ambulances. They have been deployed to 11 counties and are currently scheduled to remain in North Carolina until Feb. 3.

NC House push Primary to June 7 T h e N o r t h Carolina H o u s e passed House Bill 605, an act to “Set the date for TIM MOORE the 2022 date for the 2022 primary as June 7, 2022; to allow the State Board of Elections to issue temporary rules for conducting the 2022 primaries and elections...” on Wednesday, January 19. According to the State

Board of Elections, districts must be finalized by the week of February 14, just 12 days after the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in redistricting cases. This would give the courts a few days to make their decision before that deadline and would give the General Assembly little time to draw new maps if required. House Speaker Tim Moore said, “While redistricting cases play out in court, it is imperative that North Carolina voters maintain confidence in our elections process. House Bill 605

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would eliminate the potential chaos of rushing a court decision and the process of redrawing maps if required by the court.” He continued, “Furthermore, state law requires that the General Assembly have at least 14 days to draw new districts. House Bill 605 is a commonsense bill that allows the General Assembly adequate time to fulfill our constitutional responsibility.” Governor Cooper had not signed House Bill 605, but it is anticipated that he will veto.

Governor Cooper donates blood, as the American Red Cross faces nationwide shortage. Photo provided

Gov. Cooper donates blood, encourages North Carolinians to donate blood amid nationwide shortage Governor Roy Cooper donated blood at the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina on Thursday, January 20 and encouraged eligible North Carolinians to make an appointment to give blood. “Giving blood saves lives,” said Governor Cooper. “Blood supplies are critically low right now, so I encourage you to donate if you’re healthy and eligible.” The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. An estimated one in seven patients will

need a blood transfusion in a hospital. Giving blood helps to prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. “The need for blood donation is constant,” said Barry Porter, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina. “We appreciate Governor Cooper taking time out his busy schedule to give blood; setting a great example for others across the state to follow in the coming weeks.” The American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina serves 53 counties and more than 4.6 million people. The

region is comprised of the Cape Fear, Central North Carolina, Northeastern North Carolina, Sandhills and Triangle area chapters. Gov. Cooper has proclaimed January as Blood Donation Month in North Carolina to encourage people who are healthy and eligible to sign up to donate blood during the severe blood shortage. Visit or to learn more and schedule an appointment to donate blood.

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. –George Washington

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

The founders of Kings Mountain were men determined to make a LORETTA name for COZART themselves. They were men driven to create a new community and build their fortunes doing so. Within two years of incorporating the town, they built churches and a school to benefit the people of the city. The same is true today, but many who now make decisions for the community, in city government or on the city council, show little desire to preserve the town’s history. A case in

point is that in the spring of 2021, the City of Kings Mountain declined an opportunity to acquire Central School. And only a few council members made that decision. The decision to not protect Central School causes citizens to question why those at city hall so easily discard the history of the community without asking their opinions. To understand early priorities for the town, one need only review important events heralded throughout its history by the founding families themselves. In the late 1870s, just five years after the town’s founding, city fathers

planned and successfully celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, drawing thousands. That feat brought Kings Mountain notoriety and helped shape the political landscape of Cleveland County for years to come. These town founders were marketing savvy. They recognized that they did not have the power or influence in pulling off the massive centennial event alone, so they reached out to the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia to use their influence in planning the event. Those efforts were a resounding success and drew attention to the City of

Kings Mountain. Until then, Kings Mountain was a dot on a map, a place quickly dismissed on the way to Shelby or Asheville. By aligning the community with the historic Battle of Kings Mountain, they knew they could draw thousands to town annually and the community would benefit from the resulting tourism. One hundred-fifty years later, the city still benefits from that decision to align itself with that historic event. Men like W. A. (Andrew) and Jacob S. Mauney began their fortunes here as merchants but quickly expanded their interests into textiles, land, and banking - among

other endeavors. The Mauney brothers were proponents of educational, religious, and civic growth because it benefitted all the people, not just a select few. Along with various other notable citizens, Andrew Mauney provided the land for a school in 1876, and Capt. W.T.R. Bell’s Military Academy operated there for a decade. Students who attended that school, including Ida Pauline Mauney Neisler, formed strong alliances with classmates that helped shape the next generation of citizens who loved the community as much as their parents had and who continued to work to see it flourish. Those lead-

ers sought growth, all the while taking every opportunity to preserve and celebrate their town’s history. Andrew Mauney also served in the North Carolina State Legislature and as a Senator in 1907 and 1908. He became a man of wealth, influence, and power, often inviting notable dignitaries to the community. After Central School was established as the fundamental cornerstone for education in Kings Mountain, the facility itself became a historic part of the town’s story due to the events that were held there.

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Kings Mountain High School’s first football team (1922 – 1923): Front row, left to right, Joe Lee Woodward, Herman Hayes, Hoyt Matthews, Tom Fulton, and Jake Hord. Second row, Forrest Houser (standing), Howard Pursley, Lloyd Ormand, Tom Saunders, Hoyle McDaniel, Charlie Saunders (standing). Back row, Clemonsee Boone, J.M. McGinnis, Plato Goforth, Odell McGinnis, Fred Plonk, Boyce Green and Lawrence Lovell. The man standing in back is Supt. J.Y. Irvin. Photo Herald Archives

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From Page 1A not have enough to eat. Being a member of a supportive church has been very helpful to the current leader. Having support from a civic club or other organization could be helpful. This is a responsibility that could be shared. Knowledge of farming is not necessary. There are thousands of folks in the county who know all about faming. Most of them like to share this knowledge. A

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The Fearless Life People are fearful of many things in this life. Some fear a spiraling economy or a Pastor d i v i d e d Jeff Longwell Penley’s Chapel political Church climate. Over the last couple of years, many have been fearful of a virus. Health concerns of any kind can be scary. The unknown future causes some folks to lie

awake at night. While all of these things are legitimate issues in life, I want to encourage you today, that none of these fears need overtake you if you trust in the Lord. I would like to offer five reasons from Isaiah 41:10. “Fear not, for I am with you.” The number one reason we don’t have to fear is because we are not alone in this life. God has promised to be with us, no matter what we face. He said He would never leave us or forsake

us. It is a great comfort to know that the God who created the universe is walking with us through the valley. “Be not dismayed, for I am your God.” This speaks to the personal nature of a believer’s relationship with the Lord. He is my God. There is no other force that can come against me or overpower me, because my God is greater and stronger, and He is for me. “I will strengthen you.” When you have run out of your own strength,

He will give you His immeasurable, abundant strength. “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31) I am reminded of a song we all sang as a child. “Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak, but He is strong.” We need not fear when He strengthens us. “Yes, I will help you.” What an amazing promise, that the King of kings and Lord of lords said that He will help me! God is

not too busy to take care of His children. We are not bothering Him when we seek His help. He desires for us to come to Him and to trust in His “Very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) “I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” The right hand of God in the scripture speaks of His power and authority. There is no situation that you or I will encounter that God does not have authority over, and He has the power to uphold us. Though your circum-

stance may seem overwhelming, you will not go under! God will sustain you! Lean upon those everlasting arms. He will never let you down. So there you have it, five reasons to not be afraid from one scripture! Be encouraged today to trust in the Lord and not give in to fear. Stand upon His Word and claim His sure promises over your life. If you do this, you can live a fearless life.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555

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Patrick Senior Center February events Tuesday, February 1: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Veteran’s Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by Senior Center TLC; Gardner Webb Nursing Students Wellness Talk 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Refit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Day By Day Support Group 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2: Faith and Fellowship (via Conference Call) 9:30 a.m. 11:00 p.m.; Steps To Health - Take Control 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic Sponsored By Kindred At Home 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 3: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; GERD & Acid Reflux Presentation 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo 10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 4: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Chorus 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Chair Volleyball 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7: Ceramics 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Facebook Chat 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Color Me Calm 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m.; Quilting 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Gardner-Webb Nursing Students Wellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Game Day 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 9: Faith and Fellowship (via Conference Call) 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Jewelry Class 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Steps To Health - Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Seniors In

PIECES From Page 4A When William JenningsBryan ran for President, he visited Kings Mountain. He arrived by train and was taken to Central School by carriage. His visit drew political supporters and members of the media to hear him speak, drawing more attention to the town as a progressive community. During WWI, the first war casualty from Cleveland County was Otis. D. Green, who registered for military service just after the war began. He was killed in battle and brought home to Kings Mountain. Clyde R. Hoey delivered his eulogy in the auditorium of Central School, and 2,000 people attended. Hoey later became the fifty-ninth governor of North Carolina, and the service at the school was reported in papers across the region. Central School’s auditorium was the most prominent gathering place in town. That remained the case until the completion of B.N. Barnes Auditorium at Kings Mountain High School. In 1924, just five years before Andrew Mauney’s death, the new auditorium at Central School was completed and it served as a gathering place for

KMLT’s 20 years at the Joy Review date changed to weekend of March 18 The 2021-22 season of Kings Mountain Little Theatre will continue with their “20 Years at the Joy Review” on Friday, March 18, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. KMLT has been performing at the Joy for 20-years. It’s time to celebrate the thousands of people who’ve been entertaining and/or entertained there. This show is for our wonderfully supportive season members. Without your support, KMLT would not have the Joy as it’s fabulous home. KMLT and Corporate Sponsor – Edward

Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.; Dutch Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. Ken and Mary’s in Shelby; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Food Giveaway Drive Thru 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 10: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo (Valentine’s Day) 10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Grocery Shopping 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Art With Tammy $ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 11: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Chorus 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Chair Volleyball 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 14: Ceramics 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Smartphone Clinic 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Facebook Chat 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Color Me Calm 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Valentines Day Party 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 p.m.; Quilting 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Intermediate Dance 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Gardner-Webb Nursing Students Wellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Game Day 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.; Demo Day With The Mauney Library 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Volunteer Meeting 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 16: Faith and Fellowship (via Conference Call) 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Jewelry Class 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Steps To Health - Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45

a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Food Give Away Drive Thru 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo 10:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 18: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Chorus 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Chair Volleyball 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 21: Senior Center And Nutrition Site closed for President’s Day . Tuesday, February 22: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., ; Gardner Webb Nursing Students Wellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Monthly Birthday Celebration sponsored by Food Lion 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Game Day 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Demo Day With The Mauney Library 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Volunteer Meeting 12:15 p.m.; Art with Claudia (Zoom) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Art Night with Janie $ 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 23: Faith and Fellowship (via Conference Call)9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Jewelry Class 1 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Steps To Health - Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Seniors In Motion 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Jewelry Class II 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Caregiver Support Group 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Scout the Therapy Dog 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bingo (Pajama Day) 10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Grocery Shopping 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 25: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Chorus 10:00

community events for 50 years. Moving forward to 2021, city council members have been working on their own legacy to expand utilities in the city, which benefits both citizens and future development. Last year, the city approved a budget of $50.5 million and completed a water transmission loop at a cost of around $40 million paid for over decades. At the January 25 Kings Mountain City Council Meeting, council members considered an installment financing agreement of around $2,000,000 to pay for the cost of an expansion of the city’s natural gas infrastructure. The town is growing and has the funds to take on large projects. Improving infrastructure draws new development to the town, and the city will benefit by selling its utilities to those businesses. What has the city done recently to protect its history? Historically, the city controls three buildings in or near the historic district of town: the old Post Office where Kings Mountain Historical Museum resides, the Hord Mansion, which houses Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Library, and the Southern Railroad Depot that houses Southern Arts Society. The city has owned these properties for decades and has invested millions of dollars into the repair and

restoration of these properties. In return, the citizens of Kings Mountain benefit from through the services offered at each facility. Even though each of these facilities are deemed important, the city refused to consider purchasing Central School which surpasses the others in historical importance because it was a place all citizens gathered for education, celebration, and remembrance. In March/April of 2021, the City of Kings Mountain declined to acquire Central School without consulting the citizens. The town should have reached out to the community for input on this decision. At the least, they should have addressed this issue at a city council meeting. They did not. And, since there was no public discussion at a city council meeting, a public vote was never taken. How individual council members feel about the acquisition of Central School is not known. The Herald asked council members their opinion, but none responded to that question before the paper went to press. An ad-hoc Committee was formed in November 2021 to discuss possible uses for Central School. Ultimately, the committee members had no sway because the city had already decided not to pursue the project.

What will become of Central School? This historic landmark could become anything the new owner decides. Will the building be preserved? Will it be bulldozed? Sadly, this grand historic building has no protections under the National Park Service’s Historic Landmarks designation, so anything is possible. The only control the city now has over this property is to hold the new owner to a high standard of maintenance and to make sure zoning for the property remains true to the historic district that surrounds it. An entire neighborhood depends upon it. Downtown revitalization depends upon it. Citizens of Kings Mountain must stay actively engaged regarding this property to ensure city hall hears them. It is easy to get distracted by all the new development in town and the trappings those opportunities might bring. Is historic preservation of important structures in the city too much to ask? Not consulting Kings Mountain’s voters on this matter was a mistake and citizens should demand that city council listens to the opinions of those who elected them, ensure those opinions are being heard, and demand accountability if they are not.

Jones Investments, Jack and Pam Buchanan are pleased to announce that performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20 at 3:00 p.m. All tickets are by reservation only by season members. If season members choose to attend without reservations, KMLT will do its best to seat them, but cannot guarantee seating. Reserved seating not claimed at least 10 minutes before show time is subject to release.

Season members may make reservations by calling the theater at 704730-9408 and leaving a message or send a request to us at Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. is a volunteer based, 501c3 tax-exempt community theater. It owns and operates the Joy Performance Center and the Liberty Mountain Garden. It is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland County Arts Council and is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.

Ed. Note: (The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from a cookbook published by Central United Methodist Church.)

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Jane Clemmer 8 eggs 2 c. milk 3 slices bread, broken into small pieces

LAZY DAY BEEF STEW Grace Davis Arrange 2 pounds of stew beef in single layer, do not brown first. Add chunks of carrots, potatoes, onions and celery to suit. Pour over one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce plus 1 can of water and 1 tsp. of sugar. Salt and pepper to taste. Last, scatter 2 teaspoons quick cook tapioca on top. Seal with foil. Place in 325-degree oven for 2 to 3 hours, longer will not matter. Then

your whole dinner is ready. OUR BEST POUND CAKE Dot and Jim Jonas 2 sticks margarine 3 c. plain flour, sifted ½ tps. Baking powder 1 tap. Vanilla or desired flavor 1 cup milk (may use buttermilk) ½ c. shortening 3 c. sugar 6 large eggs Cream sugar, shortening and margarine well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Mix flour and baking powder. Add flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until well blended. Add vanilla and 2 or 3 drops on yellow food color. Pour into tube pan that has been greased and floured. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 to 350 degrees.

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Long-time KM Hall of Fame coach KMHS ladies Jimmy Littlejohn will be remembered edge Huss in OT, Kings Mountain lost one of its all-time best coaches when Jimmy Littlejohn passed away last week at the age of 80. For more than half of those years, he was a coach of local youth football teams and later was the Athletic Officer for two of KM’s best American Legion baseball teams. When Littlejohn was inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 he had already amassed 34 years as a coach in midget football. He continued for many years after that while also serving as the Athletic Officer for Kings Mountain Post 155 American Legion baseball. Although Littlejohn did not coach legion baseball, he was a key figure in what were probably KM’s two finest teams in 1990 and 1991. Featuring players like Paul Brannon, who would later be drafted by the Seattle Mariners, Chad and Chris Plonk, Keith Allen and others, the Post 155 Juniors went all the way to the Area IV finals before falling to two teams, Caldwell County which won the state and played in the Eastern Regionals, and Taylorsville that finished second in the state. Just a year before that, Post 155 had folded its legion program and its players were split between Shelby and Bessemer City depending on how far they lived from those posts. In a story in the Herald when he was inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame,

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Jimmy Littlejohn during his football playing days at Kings Mountain High School. Littlejohn recalled that he and Gene Tignor had gone to a Shelby-Bessemer City Area IV playoff game and talked about how great it would be to revive the legion program. They were told by Shelby officials that they would not release any players back to KM, but Littlejohn learned from a state legion baseball officer that if the players signed an affidavit they could play for Post 155. KMHS coaches Bruce Clark and Ronny Funderburke coached the team. When he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, Littlejohn said he learned

his coaching skills from his high school coach, John Gamble. Although he was not one of the team captains, anytime Coach Gamble met with his two captains he would ask Littlejohn, who was not a starter, to join them. “I guess he considered me to be the captain of the second team,” Littlejohn noted at the time. “Coach Gamble taught me all the football I know.” The only coaching experience he had prior to the Optimist programs was helping his friend David Marlowe with the West School community team. Although

the original four midget teams were named after schools, schools were not allowed to sponsor youth teams. The original midget teams were West, East, North and Central. A few years later Grover and South (Park Grace) joined the league. When the school system went to a middle/ junior high/senior high school concept midget football ceased to exist and the Optimist Club and city began co-sponsoring junior pee wees, pee wees and junior midget teams that still exist today.

Kings Mountain High’s girls basketball team was able to play their first game in a week Friday night, defeating a very good Hunter Huss team 59-54 in overtime at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium to maintain sole possession of first place in the Big South Conference. However, with snow coming down outside the KMHS gym the KM-Huss boy’s game was postponed and will be played at a later date. Heading into this week, both KM teams had a makeup game against county-rival Crest. That game, which would have concluded first round play, was snowed out last Tuesday. The KM men also have a makeup game with Forestview that was postponed earlier in the season. Girls coach Nicholas Inman got a super performance from all of his players in Friday’s win over a Huss team that was mentioned as one of the pre-season favorites in the Big South Conference. Senior Saniya Wilson continued her super allaround play with 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. She also took five charging calls. Khalia King contributed 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. Wilson and King have been the 1-2 scoring punch for the KM ladies all season – and several seasons before this one. But every Lady Mountaineer contributed greatly to Friday’s win. Tyasya Bell barely missed double figures

TYASYA BELL with nine points, and she also pulled down seven rebounds. CoRey Simpson had eight points and eight rebounds, and Austyn Dixon had seven rebounds. Alayna Pastrick had five rebounds and three assists, Myracle Davis two points and three rebounds, and Jacie Jarvis two points. In the afternoon JV game, the KM ladies also were taken to the wire before prevailing 18-13. They improved their record to 4-0. Kamari Odems led the scoring with seven points. Jailen Moore and Mia Bridges had three each, Brooklyn Long and Maggie Honeycutt two each, and D’Aundra Ford one. All Kings Mountain teams will be at home this afternoon and tonight to face arch rival Crest in conference action. Kings Mountain returns to BSC action Friday night at Forestview and will host the South Point Red Raiders next Tuesday. JV girls action gets underway at 4 p.m., followed by the JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys.





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Because the recent snows forced postponement to many basketball games, Kings Mountain High School has adjusted its schedule for the remainder of the regular season: Wed., Jan. 26 – Crest at Kings Mountain, 4:30. (The home game against Shelby has been cancelled). Fri., Jan. 28 – Kings Mountain at Forestview, 4:30. Tue., Feb. 1 – South Point at Kings Mountain, 4 p.m. Wed., Feb. 2 – Kings Mountain at Shelby, 4 p.m. Fri., Feb. 4 – Kings

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Sponsored by O. Max Gardner Foundation, display features different roles of Bibles in society The Gardner-Webb University archives announced a new exhibit created in conjunction with The Earl Scruggs Center. Bound by Faith: The Bibles of Cleveland County offers visitors a look at some of the Bibles that were owned by Cleveland County residents and some of the interesting ways in which they were used in the secular world of the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibit features a dozen Bibles which include The O. Max Gardner Inaugural Bible, The O.M. Mull Inaugural Bible, a 1648 Field Bible, and many others. Make sure to drop by the Ali Pouryousefi Memorial Art Gallery in the Tucker Student Center from January 10 - March 31, to see this can’t miss exhibition. The formal exhibit opening, and reception will be held Feb. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The idea was proposed by Earl Scruggs Center Curator Zach Dressel, who approached the University Archivist Dr. Natalie Bishop, with the possibility collaborating on an exhibit that utilized artifacts held

in both the Gardner-Webb University Archive and Cleveland County Historical Collections. “I noticed that we had all these old Bibles in the Cleveland County Historical Collections, and I really wanted to find some way to display them,” Dressel noted. As Dressel and Bishop reviewed their collections, they decided to create an exhibit that examines how the Bible has been used in society outside the scope of Biblical or spiritual study. The exhibit focuses on the role of the Bibles as a tool for family record keeping, historical research, political ceremonies and in the military. Included in the exhibit is a range of Bibles dating from 1648 through the early 1900s. Visitors can enjoy seeing the actual Bibles on display in protected cases and get a glimpse of the inside by viewing high-resolution scans of the pages. The Bible used by O. Max Gardner when he took the oath of office as North Carolina governor in 1929 is included in the exhibit. Also featured is a scanned page from the

family Bible of James Milton Webb, with notations by his great-granddaughter Fay Webb Gardner (wife of former N.C. Gov. O. Max Gardner and Gardner-Webb namesake). Bibles of interest to genealogists include the Hamrick, Whitworth, and Young Bibles, all of which contain extensive family history pages. The Hamrick Bible includes a rare feature in family Bibles—several pages of tintype photographs, which are also included in the display. Panels also describe the importance and process of preserving Bibles for future generations. Included are videos demonstrating how artifacts, such as Bibles, are scanned and made available online. Visitors can learn about how to transcribe historical, handwritten family history pages and participate in transcribing Bibles in the exhibit. Generous Support for Bound by Faith: The Bibles of Cleveland County provided by The O. Max Gardner Foundation. Special thanks to the Gardner Webb Communications, Art, and Design Department.

O. Max Garner’s bible used when he was sworn as Governor of NC in 1929. Photo provided by Gardner-Webb University

COVID-19 by the numbers record numbers continue two years into the pandemic Last week, North Carolina broke another record for the number of patients hospitalized with COVID19, with 4,867 reported on January 20, and 35,395 new cases reported across the state. With 95 % of all hospitals reporting, 817 adult COVID-19 patients were being treated in ICUs. Since the pandemic began two years ago, 2,212,752 cases have been reported across the state, with 20,193 deaths. In Kings Mountain, 7,046 people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus and 85 have died. Grover has seen 1,312 cases and 16 deaths. Cleveland County has experienced a total of 23,963 cases, with 333 deaths. Due to the Omicron variant, COVID-19 cases have been on a steep rise for the past three weeks, achieving a 7-day average of new cases of nearly 29,000 cases per day. This is more than four-times the 7-day average of cases during the prior wave, led by the Delta variant. Similarly, but not to the same degree, hospitalizations have exceeded peak levels more than all past waves. To protect your family during the winter months, be sure to: • Vaccinate and Boost: Get vaccinated now, including a COVID-19 booster as soon as you are eligible. This is particularly critical for those over age 65, those with underlying medical

conditions and healthcare workers. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are the best choice for most people. Layer protection by getting a flu shot. • Test: Get a COVID-19 test before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household and before and after traveling, regardless of your vaccine status. Get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. • Masks: Wear a mask or face covering indoors in public, even if you are vaccinated. If possible, NC DHHS recommends a well-fitting, high-quality mask with multiple layers: a surgical or procedure mask, a KN95, or a N95. Attending outdoor or virtual events presents a lower risk for spreading COVID19 than events that are in-person and indoors. Consider avoiding large in-person social gatherings. If you do gather: • Get vaccinated, including a COVID-19 booster when eligible and a flu shot. NCDHHS strongly recommends that hosts direct their guests and family members to get vaccinated before the event. • For guidance on vaccinations, please refer to the state’s Interim Guidance for Individuals Who Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19 and Recommendations for Protecting Each

Other, that can be found at the NCDHHS website. • COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as other vaccines, including the flu vaccine. • Get tested 1-2 days before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household. • Guests should wear a mask or face covering and maintain physical distance from others, especially when they are indoors. • Guests should also wear a mask or face covering in all indoor public spaces if the gathering is in a county with high or substantial levels of transmission, as defined by the CDC. • Keep gatherings small and host gatherings outdoors. • If gathering indoors, use a space that is large enough to allow for physical distancing and consider limiting the number of attendees. • Increase circulation of outdoor air by opening windows and doors. For more information see, CDC ‘s guidance on Improving Ventilation in Your Home. • Everyone, regardless of vaccine status, should get tested before gathering. • For information on self-testing, see CDC’s Self Testing guidance. • If you are sick or have symptoms, do not host, or attend a gathering. Get tested. • If you do get sick, seek treatment.

Improve how your mask protects you The CDC released additional guidance information regarding the use of masks on January 18. To protect yourself and others from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend that you wear the most protective mask you can, that fits well and that you will wear consistently. Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them,

but not all masks provide the same protection. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has. Two important ways to make sure your mask works the best it can: • Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face. Gaps can let air with respiratory droplets leak in and out around the edges of the mask • Pick a mask with lay-

ers to keep your respiratory droplets in and others’ out. A mask with layers will stop more respiratory droplets getting inside your mask or escaping from your mask if you are sick. Do • Choose a mask with a nose wire A nose wire is a metal strip along the top of the mask Nose wires prevent air from leaking out of the top of the mask. Bend the nose wire over

This 1648 Bible was printed by John Field in London.

The Hamrick Bible includes several pages of tintype photos, rare for a family Bible. your nose to fit close to your face. • Use a mask fitter or brace Use a mask fitter or brace over a disposable mask or a cloth mask to prevent air from leaking around the edges of the mask. • Check that it fits snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin Check for gaps by cupping your hands around the outside edges of the mask. Make sure no air is flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the

mask. If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath. • Add layers of material 2 ways to layer: Use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric. Wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask. The cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face. • Make sure you can see

and breathe easily Knot and tuck ear loops of a 3-ply mask Knot the ear loops of a 3-ply face mask where they join the edge of the mask Fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges Other things to consider: Certain types of facial hair, like beards, can make mask fitting difficult. People with beards can do one or more of the following: • Shave their beards. See MASKS, Page 5B

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BBB: Beware of phony forms when signing up for free COVID-19 test NC Wildlife Resources U.S. households can number. (USPS) logo, just like the real swap two letters or make a now request free at-home How the scam may work: website. It also has a form to slight misspelling. If you find Commission celebrating COVID-19 test kits through You hear about the free request your tests. But when a spelling error in the domain a new Biden administration COVID-19 tests and do a you start filling out the form, name, you’re not on the offi- 75-years of conservation program. But as is the case search for it online. Or you with other major government initiatives, such as the stimulus checks, scammers are sure to try to take advantage. This time, be on the lookout for lookalike websites when requesting your tests. These scam sites may ask for payment or personal information, such as your Social Security

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of January, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of LINDA SOYARS MYERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Lee Myers, Administrator, on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 26th day of January, 2022. Michael Lee Myers, Administrator Estate of: Linda Soyars Myers 101 Catalina Court Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (1/26; 2/2, 9,16/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 13th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of BETTY JEAN SMITH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Chancee Baxter, Administratrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 19th day of January, 2022. Chancee Baxter, Administratrix Estate of: Betty Jean Smith 605-10 Jess Hord Road Cherryville, NC 28021 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 28th of December, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of KEITH DECATER ADAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Beverly Adams Gibbs, Administratrix, on or before the 5th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 5th of January, 2022. Beverly Adams Gibbs, Administratrix Estate of: Keith Decater Adams 300 Crocker Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (1/05, 12, 19 & 26/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: BOBBY FRANK MANER EXECUTOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 26th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Bobby Frank Maner, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 26th day of January, 2022 Robert S. Maner, Ex. PO Box 519 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (1/26, 2/2,9,16/2022)

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Join MountainTrue and partners Asheville GreenWorks, Environment NC, and WENOCA Group of the NC Sierra Club for a virtual film screening of The Story of Plastic, followed by a live Q&A on January 26 at 7 p.m. The film is a seething expose uncovering the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Striking footage shot over three continents illustrates

From Page 4B • Trim their beards close to the face. • Use a mask fitter or brace. • Wear one disposable mask underneath a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric. The second mask should push the edges of the inner mask snugly against the face and beard. • Masks designed for

Resources Commission will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Since 1947, this agency, and its employees, Commissioners, volunteers, partners, and leaders, have made an incredible impact on wildlife conservation in North Carolina. Accomplishments range from being the first state agency to establish a state-specific endangered species list, to bringing the

wild turkey population back from the brink, to creating a wildlife endowment fund with lifetime licenses and offering greater accessibility to wildlife-associated recreation. We are proud of our impact and look forward to more success. Throughout the year we will reflect on our 75 years of existence through stories told in this e-newsletter, on our social media platforms (#75wildyears) and in our redesigned magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina. Please follow along and thank you for your continued support.

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Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN WESLEY OGLESBY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 7th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JASON TODD BELL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix, on or before the 12th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 19th day of January, 2022.

This the 12th day of January, 2022.

Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix Estate of: John Wesley Oglesby 521 Gold Street Shelby, NC 28150

Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix Estate of: Jason Todd Bell 817 Dawn Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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Having qualified on 13th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RETHA GOOCH, AKA RETHA M. GOOCH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 17th of June, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM THOMAS DOSTER, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 5th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 19th day of January, 2022.

This the 5th day of January, 2022.

Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor Estate Of: Retha Gooch, AKA Retha M. Gooch 541 April Drive Shelby, NC 28152

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARILYN GLADYS DEAN RAMSEY, AKA MARILYN DEAN RAMSEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 17th day of December, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA LOU MCSWAIN SWEEZY BLACK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jimmy Black, Executor, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of January, 2022.

This the 19th day of January, 2022.

Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix Estate of: Marilyn Gladys Dean Ramsey AKA Marilyn Dean Ramsey 2825 Louise Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Jimmy Black, Executor Estate of: Linda Lou McSwain Sweezy Black 506 Dennis Drive Shelby, NC 28150

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NEEDED: ONCE A MONTH HOUSEKEEPER. “Must be reliable & trustworthy”. Gastonia area. ALSO: Electric Chair for Sale. Call 980-745-5396 (Leave Voice Mail)

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Minister of Music. Please send resume to PO Box 297 Mooresboro, NC 28114 or (704) 434-6771

SCHOOL CHOICE OPEN HOUSE EVENT For Charity Christian School, 113 Charity Church Rd, Lawndale, NC on January 29th at 4:00pm! Our school includes grades K5 through 12th with a low teacher-student ratio! Our goal is to keep monthly tuition cost low while offering a quality education in a Christian atmosphere. If accepted for enrollment some students may qualify for a full scholarship through the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program! We also offer dual enrollment classes with Cleveland Community College. Call our office number, visit our Facebook page, or Webpage for more information! (704) 419-4574

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS SERVICES WORLDWIDE TRUCKING MOVING & GRADING Company. We offer grading and moving services. Anything from excavators to household items. We offer demo clearing, flooring contractors and also landscaping. Free estimates, insured. Will also deliver bulk to construction sites. 30 ft flatbed. (704) 297-5033

BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.


TALL PINES CORPORATION Give us a call today for all your Grading, Excavation, Land Clearing, and Hauling needs! (704) 600-5438 tallpinesfarm19@ COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568


SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

FORD BEDLINER 6.5 FT. (Fits 2015-2020 Ford Pickup) Tonneau Hard Cover. $300 (Paid $600) “Like new!” Call (704) 300-7563 WILL BUY. I WANT TO Buy old 45 records and 78’s call 704-782-0647 55” LG TV SLIGHTLY USED. No stand, with remote $250. 65” Samsung TV, new smart 4K in box $550. 7000 TV channel box $250. Buy catalog for your life necessities $100. Make money, 25% profit. (704) 962-9007

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TRANSPORT CHAIR $95 Red transport chair 250lb limit, like new. Will deliver. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224

TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197

COKE, PEPSI, TONKA & GRISWALD SPECIAL ANTIQUES: COMIC BOOKS, MARBLES, CAST IRON, and KNIVES, 1987 Mazda Low Rider, restorable. Call (704) 482-7949

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. LARGE PRIDE HD $1695 Brand new. 400 lb capacity, 26” wide seat, delivered, warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. 12 TREADLE SEWING MACHINES $150 each for all. $200 each for less. Call 828305-3123. SOLID TOP PLASTIC DRUMS $10 Each. Buy 10 or more $6 each. Metal burning barrels $10 each. Plastic barrels with lids & rings $20 each. Water totes $75 each. Call Jeff (828) 327-4782



HARD SHELL TRUCK BED COVER. Undercover brand truck bed cover. Fits Ford Super Duty 6 3/4 ft bed. Ruby Red color. Good condition. Not on truck now. $500. Come get it! (704) 718-7230 preachermathis@

NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS. If you are looking for a company where you can turn a job into a career, then you need to come work for us! We provide on the job training, uniforms, tools, transportation to job sites, and a family style working environment. We have need for experienced Lead carpenters to perform work as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Will be responsible for a full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work. We are a licensed, certified restoration company, holding contractor licenses in both North and South Carolina. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience in tear out, framing, decking, siding, installing doors and windows, insulation, drywall, and trim. Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment. Must have valid driver’s license (min. age 21 for insurance) and satisfactory driving record. Must pass background screening and drug testing. We offer competitive wage, health insurance, 401(k) match, and paid time off. 3 ways to apply. Visit our Website / a b o u t- u s / a m er i c a n - r e s toration-now-hiring Email resume to: Apply in person to: American Restoration 930 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895 LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935 JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

PETS & LIVESTOCK BEAGLE PUPPIES. ONE BOY, FIVE GIRLS. Puppies will be ready for their forever homes on February 12, 2022. They will have been wormed and 1st shots. $800.00 each. (304) 419-4041 AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black and chocolate. Ready middle of March. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. $925. Taking deposits, $250. 704-914-8241 FREE TO GOOD HOME Male mixed breed puppy. 8 months old. Small, about 15 pounds. Full of energy. Favors Boston Terrier. (704) 472-4844 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $900. “No shedding.” Text for more info (864) 492-2880 KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331.

SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Secretary, 15-20 hours per week. Exp. with Power Church Program preferred but not required. Send resume to (704) 434-6771

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.


NOW HIRING FULLTIME PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, Medical Arts Pharmacy, 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC. Fulltime Dishwasher for The Hub Cafe inside Medical Arts Pharmacy, (704) 487-8068

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FRAME SHOP EQUIPMENT. Morso Chopper, Seal Commercial 210, C&H Glass Cutter, Oval & Round Master, Jr. Cut Glass and Mats. Mat Cutter. Call (704) 827-3128 CABRIOLET VW. Best Offer! Parts only. Does not run. Call (704) 300-1818 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758. PRO-FORM TREADMILL $100. And a BOWFLEX Workout Bench $100. call (704) 692-1573 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 ENTERTAINMENT TV CABINET W/SHELVES. white, 72’’highX42’’wideX22’’deep. $100. 4 new golf cart tires w/ chrome rims. $300. New entertainment center. $100. 828748-7985.

PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR $795. Electric wheel chair with handy seat lift, lifts seat to 26@“. Good batteries, delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. (704) 951-4224 ITEMS FOR SALE. Whirlpool Fridge - $650, New Stainless Steel Electric Whirlpool Stove, $830, New stainless steel kitchen sink faucet-$45. 513331-6031 FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. TWO CEMETERY PACKAGES at Eternal Hills, Rutherford County. Regular price $6,200. Will sell for $5,000. Plots, vaults, opening/closing. Text 828-289-2895. FOR SALE Best Offer! Kitchen China Cabinet, Dresser, Oak King Size Bed with Rails, Coffee Table, Hutch Top, Copy Machine. All For $400.00 Obo. Call 704-4825205 NC4EVER.COM BEST DOG TENNIS BALL. is where you get the BEST Tennis Ball for your dog! PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

LOST & FOUND MISSING LONG HAIRED CAT. Black & white ‘tuxedo’ male cat missing since Sat 1/15/22. Vacinity of Worthington & W. Sumter St. Near city park. If seen please call (704) 419-2059

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 7 week old Australian Shepherd pups. Ready now. Males and females. Dew claws removed, docked tails, wormed, 1st shots, weaned. 6 pups from litter available. 2 red/white, 2 black/ white, 1 light brown, 1 Meryl. Beautiful, well socialized, around people and other animals. Parents on site, both full blooded but not registered. $600, located in Fayetteville, NC. Text 910-273-4015 for current availability or any other info. (910) 273-4015

FOUND 2 ADULT DOGS in the Bostic, NC Community in late December. One has collar. Looking for the rightful owner. Call to identify. (828) 245-7179

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228

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PETS & LIVESTOCK I HAVE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. 6 weeks old, CKC, $1,500. (828) 289-8844 FOUR PUPPIES & ARRAY OF Lap Dogs. $100 to $200. Chihuahua & Feist Mixed. They will remain small, beautiful and loving! Now ready for good homes. (704) 473-8300







2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@

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1624 SOUTH POST ROAD. Trailer 17. Shelby NC. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Rent $750, Deposit $750, Application Fee $25. (704) 472-4666

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

2012 BMW 5 SERIES 550i,4.4 Lt. V8 Twin Turbo, Leased Fleet Car, Dark Saffire, 150,000 miles, Sold new for $90,000. Owner selling for $17,000, (704) 435-0617

2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 80,500 miles, Don’t Wait!, white, leather, everything works. $4500. (704) 300-2783

NEWLY RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE in OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Call 704-472-5182 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


CARS & TRUCKS 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28, 5.7 Litre Automatic, New Paint & New Tires, Nice Project Car! $3000 (704) 5388393

2008 JOHN DEERE GATOR XUV. Adult owned, recently serviced, info at jeanc@, priced to sell $1,000. (910) 442-8820


DUPLEX IN SHELBY. 2 bedroom 1 bath, Non Smoker, Not HAP eligible, No Pets, $595 month. Lease, references, credit/background check required. If no answer leave message. (704) 482-7504

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.


NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. 704-487-5480.

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/references. 828248-1776.

FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3.80 acres of land on Gold Farm Road near Boiling Springs Elementary School. County water. $18,200 per acre obo. 704-300-1137

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

POLK COUNTY ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

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REAL ESTATE GORGEOUS REGISTERED BOERBOEL MASTIFFS. 8 weeks old, up to date on shots and deworming. 2 males, 4 females. Dad’s weight 154. Mom’s weight 120. $1200.00 Please call or text 704-600-5388.


POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287. RUTHERFORD COUNTY LAND FOR SALE 1 Arce lot undeveloped for sale by owner. $4,900. Beside subdivision. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (404) 849-3027 martin.


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Johnson named to UA Deans List Harrison Johnson was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for Fall Semester 2021. A total of 11,979 students enrolled during the fall 2021 term at The University of Alabama made the dean's list with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the president's list with academic records of 4.0 (all A's). The UA dean's and president's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

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How to Recognize a Mini-Stroke and What to Do Dear Savvy Senior, How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My 72-year-old mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble walking and speaking, but it went away, and she seems fine now. Concerned Son

Dear Concerned, The way you’re describing it, it’s very possible that your mom had a “ministroke” also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and if she hasn’t already done so she needs to see a doctor as soon as possible. Each year, around 250,000 Americans have a mini-stroke, but less than half of them realize what’s happening. That’s because the symptoms are usually fleeting – lasting only a few minutes, up to an hour or two – causing most people to ignore them or brush them off as no big deal. But anyone who has had a mini-stroke is much more likely to have a full-blown stroke, which can cause long-term paralysis, impaired memory, loss of

speech or vision, and even death.

A mini-stroke is caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain and can be a warning sign that a major stroke may soon be coming. That’s why mini-strokes need to be treated like emergencies. Who’s Vulnerable? A person is more likely to suffer a TIA or stroke if they are overweight or inactive, have high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or diabetes. Other factors that boost the risks are age (over 60), smoking, heart disease, atrial fibrillation and having a family history of stroke. Men also have a greater risk for stroke than women, and African Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk than those of other races. Warning Signs The symptoms of a mini-stroke are the same as those of a full-blown stroke, but can be subtle and shortlived, and they don’t leave any permanent damage. They include any one or combination of the following:

• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body. • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination. • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

The easiest way to identify a stroke is to use the F.A.S.T. test to identify the symptoms. F (Face): Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A (Arm): Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S (Speech): Ask the person to say a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred? T (Time): If you observe any of these signs of stroke, call 911. Get Help If these warning signs sound like what happened to your mom, but they went away, she needs to go to the emergen-

cy room or nearby stroke center.

If the doctor suspects a TIA, he or she will run a series of tests to determine what caused it and assess her risk of a future stroke. Once the cause has been determined, the goal of treatment is to correct the abnormality and prevent a full-blown stroke. Depending on the cause(s), her doctor may prescribe medication to reduce the tendency for blood to clot or may recommend surgery or a balloon procedure (angioplasty). For more information on mini-strokes and how to recognize one, visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association at Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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